IU’s “Celebrity” Claims #1 On South Korean YouTube Music Videos Chart, Makes Top 30 Globally

The new IU video found a big opening week audience.

IU - Celebrity Video screen | Kakao M | 1theK

A late-week release did not prevent IU’s “Celebrity” from making a big splash on the YouTube Music Videos Charts.

Credited with 3.34 million South Korean views during the January 22-28 tracking period, “Celebrity” debuts as a dominant #1 on this week’s South Korean YouTube Music Videos Chart. No other video even received 700,000 South Korean views this week.

“Celebrity” meanwhile received 11.6 million worldwide views, yielding a #28 start on the Global YouTube Music Videos Chart.

“Celebrity” concurrently starts at #1 on the South Korean YouTube Songs Chart, while taking #54 on the Global listing. The Songs chart accounts for total streams across all eligible/official uploads.

Written by Brian Cantor

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